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“Good location on the beach with a great restaurant”
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Belaire Suites
Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Sandton, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good location on the beach with a great restaurant”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the long weekend in March, and had a good stay. The sea views are lovely, rooms comfortable, and breakfasts good. The best part is the close proximity to the promenade which is bustling. We really liked the restaurant which has a selection of fresh juices and smoothies. The negatives would be that the passage ways can be noisy disturbing your sleep, breakfasts can get very busy and the cleaner stole half a bar of chocolate from our room when cleaning.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Yzerfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We (3) stayed in the hotel 08 March 2014. Great value for bed and breakfast. Excellent breakfast. Plenty and tasty food to choose from. Spacy clean comfortable rooms with excellent sea-view. Bathroom was clean. Friendly and helpful staff, always smiling. Safe area. Great location. Will be back and will promote Belaire Suites. Thank you to each and every staff member for excellent services. Antjie Doeks and Joan

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Well, what can I say about this place. Okay...I went here with my partner and two others for a quick bite to eat in their...shall i dare to say...fine dining area. Well...all I want to say is...we ordered salmon and cucumber and if i blinked and sneezed I am sure it would have gone. It was so small you could not even see it in the humongous bowl it was placed in. The service was terrible. It was as if we were not meant to eat and have a drink in the place. The waiter was ignorant and all he was bothered about was disappearing from the 'fine dining area' and having a chat with his male colleagues. At the end of our 'meal'..harr harr, we paid a bill of around 490 rand and left to search for another restaurant that would fill the gaping hole in our nit so full tummies. Would not reccomend this place to anyone unless you like to waste money on waiters who expect to be tipped for showing us how miserable they are. The only good thing I will say about the place was that it served a nice glass of wine. End of

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This hotel is average. We stayed for a week there after the Christmas holidays. The staff is fine, helpful. The breakfast buffet is better than your usual motel cuisine in the USA. The rooms are a good size but even with the renovation this hotel is showing its age. It fronts the beach and there is a long stretch of walkways with vendors, etc along the way so if you like walking no problem. When we were there it was windy so it made for sunbathing a bit difficult. There are designated spots on the beach for swimming with life guards- apparently there are shark nets in only some places. The surf seems to be a bit rough but not much in the way of ride-able waves. This hotel dos not have a pool. Taxis are readily available and there is an airport shuttle service.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Our room was on an upper floor with excellent views over the water. The facade of the building looked old but, rest assured, the rest of the hotel is quite new. Our room was quite standard but comfortable. Nothing to complain about at all. The breakfast was served downstairs, with a nice courtyard in behind the hotel if you with to eat outside. There was plenty of food to choose from, for every taste. On the other side of the lobby there is a nice restaurant that serves delectable cakes and great blended fruit drinks. It is quite highly rated. Usually, I do not like eating in a hotel more than necessary, but this place is a destination even for people who aren't staying there.
For parking, we were initially apprehensive, but every day we found free parking on the street right in front of the entrance to the hotel with no worries. It was quite safe. The location was great, right int he middle of the beach. It was a 10-15 minute walk down to the West end of the beach and about a 15 minute walk to the Stadium along the beautiful promenade. All in all, it makes a great place for a run.
If water views are important to you, stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We checked in on a Saturday afternoon and since checking in everything went downhill from there...no sea facing room..when given on it had 4 single beds which they said they would join two for myself and my husband...after 3 days still not joined. Bathroom plug never worked and was only fixed 4 days later...not to mention the blocked drain. Laundry takes two days to get done and then clothes are eithet burnt or missing. Your requests get forgotten and when you complain the manager passes the buck onto staff. Breakfast is terrible...always the same thing everyday and eggs taste like dishwashing fluid....were supposed to check out the following saturday but checked out a day earlier....wont recommend to anyone

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Johannesburg
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This is a newly renovated hotel, they have suites instead of rooms. There is ample space, the bathrooms are huge. The staff are uber friendly and go out of there way to make your stay special. I have stayed here numerous times and will continue to return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Belaire Suites
Address: 151 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Durban
#6 Luxury Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Belaire Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belaire Suites offers Luxury Furnished Self Catering Apartments and is located on Durban’s Beachfront between Battery and North Beaches. We are situated right on the beachfront with the majority of our rooms enjoying panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Golden Beaches. The side facing rooms have side sea views of the north and south respectively. On a clear day Umhlanga Rocks in the north to the Bluff in the South can be seen. ... more   less 
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